How to change search engine in metro

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  1. Terreos

    Terreos New Member

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    I've changed my search engine in internet explorer on the desktop of my surface pro 3 from bing to Google. I've even deleted bing because I just don't care for it. But, in the metro internet explorer it still uses bing as the search engine. How do I change this?
     
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    It uses the same settings as the desktop IE but you may need to restart Metro IE for the changes to take effect. Simply closing Metro IE doesn't actually unload it: you need to either manually close it using Task Manager or restart your SP3.
     
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    I tried both methods and it still uses bing for the metro IE. :(
     
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    Your default engine for desktop IE is Google, yet in Metro it's Bing, even after rebooting the browser? That's really not possible... unless you have a browser redirect/hijack. Have you scanned for viruses and malware?
     
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    I'm glad you said that. Somewhere I got trovi malware hijacking my search engine on IE. I removed it manually and it's fixed my problem. It didn't show up in windows defender so that has me worried. I'm going to find a better anti virus. Thanks alot though for the help.
     

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